Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Impressions

New college students. Those fresh from highschool. Wet behind the ears to say the least. And with that, first impressions are everything! During that crucial time I had a run in with a (what I prejudged) hot-to-trot snob. She was fiesty and gorgeous and I loathed her. Her friends started the 'he said, she said' gossip and truths were twisted, rumors flew (yes, we were in college) and her feeling toward me was mutual.
Then one day the tables turned. During a lab final in which one of us entered late, the other offered some reluctant aid. That day I learned that first impressions and pre-judging should have no part in my life. Because that day I gained a friend. She is hot-to-trot and gorgeous but she is also one of the sweetest, most loyal, hard working, wonderful daughter, wife, mother, and friend.
We have been friends for 7 years now! She is married to a wonderful man, her very own prince charming and she deserves it like no one else I have ever known. And she has a gorgeous little girl!
Inspirational in her own right and she doesn't even realize it. One day, she looked at the road she lived on and said to herself "I want to be able to run up and down this road twice" she started slow and built up and now she has exceeded those 4 miles ( YES FOUR dag gum miles, I get winded just thinking about it) and she runs marathons.
She is a confident, witty, tell-it-like-it-is friend. She is a friend anyone would be lucky to have. I'm so glad that our first impression of one another did not stick. Because I would have missed out on knowing a God Fearing woman that I look up to.
Friends, meet Jessica, her husband Brad, and her beautiful daughter Aubree.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A New Series

A while back my mom got the first two books of this series. She loaned them to me thinking I would have more time than her to read them. HA! I think I 'borrowed' these books about 9 months ago. And I am just now able to focus and read more than one sentence at a time. After the Twilight series I was a little lost and sad. No more Edward and Bella to entertain my imagination. I have never been able to read a book more than one time. I've tried. But I just can't get through it. AND, I'm a slow reader I want to revel in every word, not just get the gist of a story and be finished with it. At last, I picked up City of Bones and read it through. (The whole reason we became interested in this author is because Stephanie Meyer recommends them) Thankfully I had City of Ashes and was able to pick that up right after finishing the first. Absolutely torcheress (I don't even know if that is a word) I began to panic when I realized I was almost done and I don't have the third book! Alas, here I am, on Sunday and no book! I've been to the library but it won't be there until tomorrow, apparently the book is in 'transit'. So, as I wonder about the fiery red head Clary and the devilishly handsome Jace (it's not all romance) I decided to recommend this trilogy to any reader that may stumble across this blog post. It's a series that has been written to interest 'Young Adults'.
PS! My apologizes to my wonderful friend Jessica! I have been pestering her for details on the outcome of these books and she is NOT giving in. But, I've had a great time talking with her about them.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Long Time

Wow, long time no hear, write...whatever. We have had many ups and downs with our Internet service. I'm not sure what the deal is, but the repair guy has given me his cell number. Ha!
Since the last time I wrote my daughter has turned NINE months old. We had pictures taken at a 'real' photography studio to commemorate the event. Now, if I can just figure out how to get them from the website to here. Honestly though, I haven't tried to hard.
Little M is right on track with her development. She is 17 lbs 12 oz and 26 and 1/2 inches long. She is no longer considered short and fat (plump) but right on track. She actually lost 5 oz from her last doctor visit but the doc said that it was fine because she has grown in length. (I would post a pic but the camera in in Little M's room and she is sleeping...I don't want to rock that boat)
So, what has she been up to?
*She is creeping, not crawling, but creeping.
On a side note: I talked to the Dr about this and he assessed her. She is completely capable of crawling but we are figuring that her eye issue has thrown off her depth perception. She begins her launch and then realizes 'oops, not yet'.
*Little M is enjoying real bananas, crackers, cheese but otherwise sticks to baby food. Oh, and she can down a tub of puffs in a day if I let her.
*She is still an on the go type of girl. If we are out and about then she is happy.
*She is back into her 'if mommy is out of my site then I'm going to scream' but I'm okay with that, because before you know it she'll be yelling at me to get our of her site.
*She got her first injury from another child. She was bit. Such a hard bite that it didn't break the skin but it did leave a bruise for over a week and a half. It's still a mystery as to who actually did the biting. I do know that the little biter has 4 teeth on top and 4 teeth on bottom.
*She also got her first and I hope last double ear infection.
*Meanwhile the poor girl has 4 teeth with another 3 pushing in. Ugh!! Pray for us!
Little M is truly the light in our lives! We have a bright life because B-man is pretty bright as well. However, when I think about her and how fast she is growing it brings tears to my eyes. Every moment is so precious to me because she is my last baby.
In the mean time! B-man has an imaginary friend named Stacey. He is into everything! Recently has gotten a TV in his room. Which means my living room stays cleaner in the morning while he watches Clifford or Word World in HIS room while playing with his toys. Woo Hoo.
I'm sure there are many things I have forgotten. Picture posts will come soon.